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Jacquard Neopaque

Neopaque shares many characteristics with Lumiere but is formulated with traditional pigments instead of metallics. A great companion to Textile Color for black fabrics, these super opaque paints provide maximum coverage on virtually any dark ground. Exceptionally washfast on fabric, Neopaque is also permanent on a wide variety of other surfaces, including leather, vinyl, canvas, stone, plastic and rubber. Professional shoe painters depend on Neopaque for its superior durability and adhesion to non-traditional surfaces—it won’t crack, peel or chip, even with continuous wear. Great for fine arts, textiles, leather and more, Neopaque is unsurpassed for coverage, versatility and performance.

paint, screen, stencil, stamp; add to Lumiere for an antique effect

natural and synthetic fabrics, leather, wood, canvas, clay, vinyl, plastic, rubber, stone, paper and more


Jacquard Neopaque is easy to use. Right from the start you can create fun and exciting projects that will impress your friends and satisfy your creative urges. And as your experience grows so will your repertoire of techniques.

They also mix beautifully with Lumiere, Dye-Na-Flow, and Textile Colors.

Neopaque Colorless Extender (JAC579) is an excellent medium for Pearl Ex Powders. Adding Pearl Ex to the other Neopaque colors will result in a muted metallic effect due to the opaque nature of the paints.


Here are the basics to get you started: Application:

Jacquard Neopaque can be applied with brushes, stamp

pads, squirt bottles, and airbrush. For airbrushing thin with water up to 25%.


After drying, Jacquard Neopaque must be set with heat. There are several ways to do it:


This is the best method. Use a dry iron and iron on the reverse side on the appropriate setting for the fabric.


Have the dryer on as hot a temperature as the fabric will take for about 35 to 45 minutes.


Promptly clean all tools with warm water.




Mixing Colors:

Jacquard Neopaque comes in 13 and you can easily mix them to make any color you desire.

Creating Pastels:

You can mix Neopaque White (JAC589) into any other

Neopaque color to create pastels. Try mixing in a little

at first and then adding more if you want to increase the effect.

Increasing Transparency:

You can increase the transparency of any color by adding Flowable Extender (JAC579) to it. The more you add the more transparent the color will be.

Increasing Transparency & Flowability:

You can increase both transparency and flowability by adding up to 25% water. This will give you more of a watercolor effect.

Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow

This high chroma, highly transparent liquid fabric paint is permanent on any porous or semi-porous surface, including natural and synthetic fabrics, leather and wood. In many ways, it simulates a true dye: Dye-Na-Flow spreads on fabric until it is thoroughly absorbed and even, sinking into the fibers like a dye instead of sitting on the surface like thicker paints and inks. The colors are super vibrant & washfast and will not change the feel of the fabric, making it a powerful tool whenever true dyes are impractical. A uniquely versatile fluid acrylic, Dye-Na-Flow is used for a diverse range of applications, from silk painting to wood staining.

painting, spray on tie dye, watercolor, airbrushing, salt technique, spritzing through stencils, spraying with Jacquard’s YouCAN, sponge printing, sun printing, batik, resist techniques including serti, woodstaining, marbling, urban art and more

natural and synthetic fabrics, wood, paper, clay, canvas, suede, leather and more


Simply apply to pre-washed fabric with a brush, squirt bottle, sponge, or airbrush. Let dry. Iron fabric for 3 minutes on dry setting appropriate or fabric.Wash in cool water with Synthrapol and rinse.


Resist technique:

In the resist technique, lines are drawn on the fabric with Jacquard Water-Based Resist or Jacquard Gutta and the Dye-Na-Flow is applied within these lines.When painted on, the paints will flow and spread on the fabric until it reaches the resist lines.The resist acts as a boundary between colors much like lead in a stained glass window.These islands of color can be blended, highlighted or accented with other colors.


  1. Draw your design with an auto fade pen onto the fabric.


  1. Pour the water-based resist or gutta into a plastic applicator bottle with a metal tip.


  1. Hold the resist bottle like a pencil. Gently squeeze the bottle until the resist begins to flow. It is a good idea to practice on a separate piece of fabric until you get the feeling of drawing smooth, flowing, continuous lines.


  1. Begin drawing your pattern. Move steadily, but not so quickly that you leave gaps in your lines. All lines must be connected or the paint will bleed through the gaps in the resist line.


  1. Once you’ve completed the design, carefully examine the lines. Make sure the resist has penetrated through to the back. Go back and fill in any gaps. Let the resist dry completely. Use a hair dryer to speed drying time.


  1. Mix and apply the paint. Although Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow is available in 30 colors, you can also mix your colors. Using the colors full strength will yield the brightest shades. For less vibrant colors or for watercolor washes, the dyes can be mixed with water up to 25% water.


  1. Dip your brush gently into a color. Touch the brush to the fabric about 1/2” from the resist line. The dye will migrate the rest of the way. Paint all areas inside the resist lines. For large areas, work quickly painting the color from corner to corner. Always work wet to wet. Never go over a dry area.


  1. After you have finished your piece, let dry completely. Heat set according to instructions.




Salt Technique:

A beautiful starburst affect can be achieved by sprinkling salt over the fabric while the Dye-Na-Flow is still wet.

  1. Paint, squirt or sponge the Dye-Na-Flow on the fabric in an all over pattern.


  1. Sprinkle the salt onto the fabric. The salt should be applied immediately while the fabric is still very wet. The salt crystals will begin


to soak up the dye as it dries.


  1. Let the salt sit on the fabric until the paints are dry. Brush the salt off of the fabric.


  1. Heat set the fabric according to the instructions.




Sun Printing:

Make beautiful ghost-like images on fabric with simple found objects, leaves or paper cutouts.An easy, fun technique for kids and adults!

  1. Using a brush thoroughly wet down the silk hoop fabric with clean water.


  1. Apply Dye-Na-Flow onto the wet fabric.


  1. While the fabric and paints are wet, arrange the paper cutouts, leaves and other items on the surface of the fabric. The closer in contact the object is with the fabric, the sharper your image will be. You may have to weigh down some objects so that they don’t blow away.


  1. Set the fabric in the sun. (Depending upon the size of your fabric you may want to lay the fabric out in the sun before placing your objects on it. Just be careful not to let the fabric dry.)


  1. Leave the fabric out in the sun with the objects on it for an hour or more. Remove the objects and you will see a lighter image in the shape of the object.


  1. Heat set the fabric according to the instructions.


  1. Wash in cool water with Synthrapol and rinse.

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